Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Negativland Presents Over the Edge, Vol. 6: The Willsaphone Stupid Show
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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Run: florist, Run!
Jerome Kelly | Fullerton, CA USA | 08/07/1998
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The reason that I do not like Tom Hanks is because to me he represents the shining, worthless success of the mundane USA mainstream. Tom Hanks is always involved in Smurf-hearted projects (or was that My Little Pony?) that for some reason never fail to produce reactions and attitudes in people the same way Rush Limbaugh's rantings never fail to produce them. With Rush Limbaugh, it's about who to hate, and with Tom Hanks, it's about how to feel about "important stuff." Do you see what I'm saying? What is so good about Tom Hanks, except that everyone totally loves him, if that's even good? (I don't think it is.) And Will Smith is the same way for me, just the black version. And Steven Spielberg (whose last name translates roughly to "Magic Mountain" or "Rock Climbing" or perhaps "Playhill" - you get the idea) is the director version. You know how they put stupid characters in full-length feature animation films just for thei! r kid appeal? [I can't even think of any right now. Geez. I must have exorcized that crap from my memory... Oh, like those gargoyles in Disney's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." You know what I'm talking about.] Well, Tom Hanks is like the real-life version of those characters, and the movie in which he plays that character is "Popular Culture in the USA Right Now." Just as soon as people realize that they are fed up with the Smurf-like, kid-appeal characters in so many of our stories these days, that's when they will start to get real tired of Tom Hanks. That's why this album is just OK."
Meet the Family!
S. A DUNN | Chehalis, WA United States | 09/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For those who are as obsessed with Negativland's David Wills as I am, this album is a MUST!
The Weatherman is as obsessed with electronics as I am, (although, unlike the Weatherman, I never attempted to have sex with electronic equipment) then you gotta meet his family in this album! David in his childhood had an obsession with a tape recorder and recorded so many Weatherman Thanksgivings and Weatherman Christmases, and even recorded his cat hiss, the rain, toads croaking and parakeets fighting! All these snippets of Family sounds of years gone by are wonderfully mixed by Negativland to create a surreal picture of the "Average American Home!"
Best of all is his father and mother's and grandmother's voices! One would think that only David could have such a whining slurry voice! But after listening to this compilation you see that all the rest of his family have the same rasping whining voice! The only difference in hearing his mother talk and David talk, is his mother can sing and hold a note, while the Weatherman....his singing is atrocious!"
David Wills--The Weatherman
Aaron Hermann | Antioch,Illinois | 04/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was the first negativland cd that i bought and i can say that
it is my favorite. I got lost in a world of confused psychotic
bliss. This issue of the "Over the edge" radio compilations has home recordings from the weatherman and his family sitting around eating turkey and talking about cleansers, coffee, cable tv. cats
as well as the weathermans early childhood of giving the weather report and also battling the monkeys. Not just old tapes, but the usuall receptacle programing[unedited live phone calls] collage
scapes that will spin your head around. I hear something new every time. Over the edge rules and can be accesed thru the
negativland web site and if you dont like it, TOUGH DARTS!!!."